forest ranger

noun

Definition of forest ranger

: an officer charged with the patrolling and guarding of a forest especially : one in charge of the management and protection of a portion of a public forest

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For centuries, starting in the era of czar Peter the Great, Russia cared for its forests through a system of government forest rangers. Los Angeles Times, "Siberia just experienced wildfires on a staggering scale. Russia is rethinking how to fight them," 21 Aug. 2019 In his 15 years as a forest ranger in northern Iraq’s Sulaymaniyah governorate, Wahab Ahmed Hamid had grown used to fighting fires in unenviable conditions. Peter Schwartzstein, National Geographic, "Iraq races to save last of Middle East's forests from burning," 22 July 2019 When a small contingent of forest rangers tried to calm things down, the villagers roughed them up and snatched a mobile phone to stop them calling for backup. New York Times, "Tiger Is Beaten to Death on Video, Outraging India," 26 July 2019 When a small contingent of forest rangers tried to calm things down, the villagers roughed them up and snatched a mobile phone to stop them from calling for backup. Hari Kumar, BostonGlobe.com, "Tiger beaten to death on video, outraging India," 26 July 2019 In some instances, forest rangers can blast cannons and other military artillery at unstable snowpack to trigger avalanches in a safe and controlled manner—when people aren’t present. National Geographic, "Avalanches, explained," 19 July 2019 There, forest rangers shout at tourists who clamber foolishly close to ledges. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "Millions of indigenous people face eviction from their forest homes," 15 May 2019 And then later, near the park headquarters, a burly forest ranger. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "Millions of indigenous people face eviction from their forest homes," 15 May 2019 Brian Dubay, the state forest ranger who led the search. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "New York man with autism uses Boy Scout skills to survive 50 hours in woods during heat wave," 6 July 2018

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1830, in the meaning defined above

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forest ranger

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: a person in charge of managing and protecting part of a public forest

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